Fake News ‘spotters guide’ developed by Doug Specht and Julio Gimenez used in The Irish Times, and translated

21 April 2020

Doug Specht and Julio Gimenez recently wrote for The Conversation about how to spot bogus news stories and to read like a scientist. Based on their research with the University of Westminster STEAM research group, the article offered up six practical tips on how to read the news in a more critically constructive way.

The article has now also been picked up by the Irish Times, who this week made a feature of the research, adding their own tips and ideas about how to best examine some of the extraordinary claims being made by tabloids in relation to coronavirus.

The original article has now also been translated in to both Spanish and Indonesian, and at the time of writing had reached over 50,000 readers globally.

For more:

How to read the news like a scientist https://bit.ly/2ROLHAb

Cómo detectar noticias sobre ciencia falsas y leerlas como los científicos https://bit.ly/34YmMPV

Cara menemukan hoaks tentang sains dan membaca berita seperti ilmuwan https://bit.ly/3aoGK7u.

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